The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 97 58
Rank change year-on-year +10 -39  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 53 66 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 1.73% 2.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.83% 18.64% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 53
Median daily rate £300 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £238 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.23% +16.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £16.25 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £16.25 £59.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -30.95% +16.66%  

SCCM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 315 354 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.70% 9.25% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 182 196
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £524 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 11
Median hourly rate £29.25 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £14.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 22 £145 -62.58% 6
Cheshire +21 17 £300 -31.03% 1
Merseyside +6 8 £275 -38.88%
Cumbria +2 3 £225 -10.00%
Lancashire +4 2 £425 +102.38%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 51 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 32 (38.10%) Office 365
5 26 (30.95%) Windows 10
6 25 (29.76%) Windows Server
7 24 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 23 (27.38%) VMware
9 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
11 19 (22.62%) ITIL
12 16 (19.05%) Citrix
12 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
13 14 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
14 13 (15.48%) Migration
15 12 (14.29%) LAN
15 12 (14.29%) DHCP
15 12 (14.29%) DNS
15 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (14.29%) Patch Management
16 11 (13.10%) SCOM
16 11 (13.10%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (10.71%) SQL
17 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (10.71%) Incident Management

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.95%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.57%) IIS
5 3 (3.57%) Site Server
6 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.19%) Apache
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (38.10%) Office 365
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) G Suite
3 1 (1.19%) IaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) DHCP
1 12 (14.29%) DNS
1 12 (14.29%) LAN
2 9 (10.71%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.14%) WAN
4 4 (4.76%) SAN
5 3 (3.57%) Skype
5 3 (3.57%) VLAN
5 3 (3.57%) VPN
6 2 (2.38%) DMZ
6 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.38%) Firewall
6 2 (2.38%) FTP
6 2 (2.38%) Internet
6 2 (2.38%) NAS
7 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.19%) HTTP
7 1 (1.19%) IPsec
7 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) AdminStudio
2 4 (4.76%) MSI
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (3.57%) Finance
1 3 (3.57%) Local Government
2 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Consultant
1 14 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 12 (14.29%) Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 6 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (5.95%) Exchange Support
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.76%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Applications Packager
6 4 (4.76%) Architect
6 4 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) BYOD
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 26 (30.95%) Windows 10
3 25 (29.76%) Windows Server
4 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.38%) Android
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) ITIL
2 13 (15.48%) Migration
3 12 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 9 (10.71%) Application Virtualisation
4 9 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.52%) Line Management
6 6 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.14%) Project Management
6 6 (7.14%) Service Management
6 6 (7.14%) Software Distribution
6 6 (7.14%) Task Automation
7 5 (5.95%) CRM
7 5 (5.95%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (4.76%) Break/Fix
8 4 (4.76%) IT Strategy
8 4 (4.76%) Network Management
8 4 (4.76%) Presales
8 4 (4.76%) Software Deployment
9 3 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.71%) SQL
3 7 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (1.19%) C#
4 1 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.57%) ACSP
3 3 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.57%) HP AIS
3 3 (3.57%) MCSA
3 3 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (9.52%) vSphere
5 7 (8.33%) XenApp
6 6 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.38%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) SCOM
2 7 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (4.76%) WSUS
5 3 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.57%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.38%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.38%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.19%) DameWare
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) Nagios
7 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.19%) Puppet
7 1 (1.19%) SCSM
7 1 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.19%) vRealize
7 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 23 (27.38%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) Citrix
4 8 (9.52%) Apple
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco
4 8 (9.52%) HP
5 6 (7.14%) Altiris
6 5 (5.95%) EMC
7 4 (4.76%) Dell
7 4 (4.76%) Wyse
8 3 (3.57%) NetApp
8 3 (3.57%) Veeam
9 2 (2.38%) EqualLogic
9 2 (2.38%) IBM
9 2 (2.38%) Symantec
10 1 (1.19%) AppSense
10 1 (1.19%) BMC
10 1 (1.19%) CA
10 1 (1.19%) Lotus
10 1 (1.19%) McAfee